Fanfare: Beer + Yoga proves too much to resist
Nothing like a cold brew to go with your favorite… yoga poses?
“We jumped on board,” said Jeannie Schulte-Tosh. “It’s our second year of doing it.”
“The beer part got me,” added her husband, Brian. “I’ve never done yoga before.”
Sunday worship took on a whole new meaning on August 27 when Brew Gentlemen capped off its Beer + Yoga summer series with a blowout at the Carrie Furnace in Rankin, where One Point One Yoga certified instructors Becca Robertson and Hallie Stotsky were rolling out the mats for a class of 250.
“Beer and yoga are my two favorite things,” said Hallie. “And we usually offer this class on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings at the brewery.”
Yoga in a brewery?
“Taking yoga in a studio can seem intimidating for a lot of people,” she explained. “I wanted to come up with a way to show that yoga is totally doable for everyone, but do it in a space that’s less intimate and more approachable.”
After the hour-long session, participants could quench their thirst with one of Brew Gentlemen’s pale ales.
And if you’re wondering what was more of a draw—the yoga or the beer—well…
“That’s a really hard question!” laughed Megan Shaffer. “I do love beer, but I really enjoy the yoga.”
Spied: Brew Gentlemen owners Matt Katase and Asa Foster, Aela Soukup, Valerie Jamison, Alexandra Kovalchick, Kate Petrosky, Katie Heldstab, Valerie Jamison, Katie D’Amico.